- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Sorry this is kind of long; TL;DR requests for help at the end!
So between reading the bee and seeing all your gorgeous makeup trials, and starting a new job where I feel like every other woman in the office looks completely perfect even at the end of a long day, I decided to try to improve my makeup skills and buy some new products!
I usually wear very minimal makeup; I am very careful with my skin so I feel comfortable without wearing foundation or anything, since I HATE the feeling of a full face. I also prefer a natural look on eyes/lips/cheeks but a little makeup there is fine with me, and it’s okay if other women can tell I have it on.
My office is both fashionable and kind of old-school/conservative (it’s not Chanel, but think Chanel), so while it’s okay to rock a bold lip sometimes or some eyeliner, dramatic makeup WOULD NOT fly. Especially NO GLITTER.
I was looking for a couple of things: some kind of non-glittery facial highlighter because I’ve always wanted to try it esp. to enhance cheekbones, some help getting my eyes to pop and not look so tired in the morning or at the end of the day, a way to get my makeup to stay on longer, and a way to look more dewy/glowy when I’m tired because I feel like at the end of the day my skin looks dull.
I went to sephora to find someone to teach me how to use some products like the facial highlighter and make some recommendations, and I carefully went around looking for employees who had a natural look on themselves and whose makeup I liked. I asked a couple people for help but they were busy, and one said she’d call over another associate who was great…when that girl arrived her face was the OPPOSITE of what I was going for. She had on a full face of obvious foundation, tons of glitter, and big dramatic eyes.
I didn’t have the heart to refuse to work with her so I asked her my questions, but no matter how much I tried to gently reiterate my goals (natural look, no sparkle etc) she kept bringing me the type of products I didn’t want. I bought a couple of things and will probably return most of it 🙁
The worst part is that’s the easiest sephora for me to get to but I don’t feel like I can go back there and ask to work with someone else! I just feel too guilty!
TL;DR I’m trying to learn how to look more fresh/awake at work with some natural-looking makeup, but the lady at Sephora didn’t help. Advice on any of the following would be appreciated!
-What’s the best way to learn some makeup skills? Sephora/mall counters? Lessons from a pro? Youtube?
-Are there any makeup bloggers/tutorials you love? Or particularly good mall counters?
-Any advice on looking more “glowy” even when tired, without foundation?
-Recommendations for a non-glittery highlighter, or a makeup setting spray?